HC Deb 22 January 1947 vol 432 cc211-2
42. Air-Commodore Harvey

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General if he is aware that food parcels sent from Australia, addressed to homes in this country, have been delivered to Czechoslovakia, Belgium and Holland: and how this has happened.

The Assistant Postmaster-General (Mr. Burke)

I have no evidence that parcels posted in Australia to persons in this country have been diverted from their proper addressees; but if the hon. and gallant Member will supply me with details I will gladly have inquiry made.

Air-Commodore Harvey

Is the Assistant Postmaster-General aware that this matter was widely reported in all the national Press just before Christmas? Perhaps he will make further inquiries to see if it is a fact?

Mr. Burke

There was a similar rumour last year, but when we made inquiries we were told there was no truth in the allegation.